Multi-Cultural Liaison Worker with Vietnamese Fluency (Part-Time 0.50FTE)

Job Code: 3751366

Job Details


With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xmkym (Musqueam), Swxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and slilwta (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canadas most diverse school systems and equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education.

Throughout the District, more than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students needs, applying evidence-informed practices, and building relationships. The VSBs culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics with students overall well-being and sense of belonging being equally important. As an organization, we strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we work to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. For more information about our school district, visit .


Position Type: Part-Time (0.50 FTE)

In this position, you will:

      • Assist students from Vietnamese speaking ethnic communities to understand and derive the maximum benefit from the school system and to help parents and custodians understand the school system, their responsibilities and how to participate in the education of their students
      • Assist school and district staff with the educational and social development of students, including interviewing students and relaying information and judgment of the students responses
      • Provide interpretation in one to one and group meetings, public meetings and public inquiries by telephone or in person, and other situations as required
      • Act as a liaison amongst district staff, school counselors, teachers, administrators, students, local custodians, and parents in the country of origin
      • Provide translation and interpretation service between school staff and students/families in English and Vietnamese
      • Provide professional development around cultural competency to other district staff
      • Perform school & student support duties to support the schools and District
      • Perform other work within the job band as assigned


      • Completion of grade 12 plus 2 years of full time equivalent post-secondary education and/or a diploma in any of the following areas: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Immigration/Migration studies, Ethnic/Cultural/Indigenous studies, Human Development and Family studies, Applied Behaviour Science or Education
      • Minimum of two (2) years of related work experience
      • Must possess extensive knowledge of the problems involved in cultural adaptation in an educational setting
      • Sound knowledge of school and community resources available to International students, and working knowledge of general policies, curriculum and operation of public school districts in BC
      • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups, such as staff, students and families
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
      • Must be willing to travel throughout the district
      • Fluency in Vietnamese required (both verbal and written)


      The salary for the Multi-Cultural Liaison Support with Vietnamese Fluency position is $36.94/hour (paid as 7 hours/day) plus a comprehensive benefits package, including Municipal Pension Plan, Vancouver Employee Savings Plan, Extended Health, Dental, Group Life, Long Term Disability, Vacation, & Gratuity Days. Working months are September to June each year. This position is in-person supporting multiple VSB schools.

      TO APPLY

          1. Create a profile on Make a Future
          2. Click "Apply Now" under Management positions
          3. Upload all supporting documents. Your application must include a cover letter, resume and your last 3 direct supervisors/managers as references.
          4. Answer the job posting questions
          5. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

          This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.

          The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.

          Posted On
          June 15, 2024
          Closing Date & Time

          Job Type
          Part Time
          Job Category
          ECE, EA and Support Staff
          District Based Position
          $36.94/hour + benefits
          Employment Start Date
          Start Immediately
          Mandatory Document
          • Resume
          • Cover Letter